International Customs Regulations

30 Nov 2016
Cargo clearance at Indian seaports, airports, and container freight stations should be quicker beginning Thursday.
28 Nov 2016
Russia’s leading shippers and transport companies are petitioning the government to drastically reduce the customs paperwork needed for imports and exports.
28 Nov 2016
Japan signed an agreement to expand the area of land it can develop within the Thilawa special economic zone.
28 Oct 2016
The Brazilian port of Santos faces a new wave of strikes as backroom financial auditors for the customs agency join officers in the field that are already carrying out a nationwide strike impacting ports, airports, and border crossings.
14 Oct 2016
It is now easier for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers to take advantage of a “direct port entry” scheme meant to speed export traffic.
11 Oct 2016
A new Russian system of customs clearance for cargo passing through the country’s seaports has led to delays and higher costs for shippers.
06 Oct 2016
Canadian customs is partnering with forwarders to determine where bottlenecks are in cargo clearance and how to remove them.
12 Sep 2016
India is rolling out more trade-facilitating measures to speed up cargo flows and ease congestion at major ports.
19 Aug 2016
Strikes and slowdowns by Brazilian customs officers are causing chaos and losses for shippers and shipping lines.
18 Aug 2016
Containers shipped from the U.S. to China that are subject to that country’s regulations designed to prevent the spread of Zika virus won’t have to be fumigated but can instead be disinsected.
Some forwarders are reporting that fumigating a 40-foot container at a main Chinese port would cost a shipper an estimated 2,000 yuan ($301).
18 Aug 2016
There will be a time and cost element to fumigating your cargo on arrival in China to comply with Zika measures, forwarders tell shippers.
Container fumigation, pictured, is now a prerequisite for containers entering China from some parts of the world.
16 Aug 2016
Chinese authorities have provided some guidance on how U.S. exporters need to show that they have made their shipments mosquito-free.